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Permissions and Ownership of files all messed up

Posted on 2004-10-04
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Some changes have been made to the security on a folder to only allow access to certain people.  Long story short there was a miscommunication and things went bad.

Our folder structure looks like this
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-Docs
   -SOP
      -Eng
   -SomethingElse
        -Eng
etc.
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When I changed the security on the Docs folder, the same security settings got set to all folders and files below, like it should.  But when I changed it to its "correct" settins the permissions did not filter down.  I fixed everything for the folders, but there is still  a problem with the files.

It seems like the owner of the files is no longer Administrator.  I can manually take ownership of these files 1 by 1 and then fix the security.  Is there a fast way for changing the owner of these files so I can set their security settings correctly?
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If you right click on the folder and select properties, then on the security tab and click on the advanced button, then click on the Owner tab (check to make sure it is set properly).  If it is not change it and put a checkmark in the replace owner on subcontainers and object box.  Click on OK.  This should take care of it as long as you want the same owner throughout.
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